FOLLOWING on from the success of last year’s Christmas Fair, Lauragh Community Centre Group are holding their 2014 Christmas Fair on Sunday 7th December starting at 12pm and running until 4pm. Local artists and producers will again be heavily involved , showcasing the great talent that is to be drawn from nearby. If you want a truly unique gift for a loved one for Christmas then Lauragh is the place
THIS year, a total of 147 young people were nominated for the West Cork Garda Youth Awards. This figure demonstrates the contribution being made to their community by the youth of West Cork. Inspector Brendan Fogarty, Bandon Garda Station, who was Chairman of the Judging Committee, said, “The Judging Committee would like to acknowledge the extremely high standard of nominees from across the entire spread of West Cork. We would
Enjoy walking? Enjoy raising money for charity? Come join local West Cork group on their ‘Seven Heads Walk’ on Saturday the 29th of November, around the West Cork coast to raise much needed funds for the Cork Simon Community. In its 11th year running, a group of at least 20 individuals, led by a local volunteer, will walk from Courtmacsherry to Buttlerstown, enjoying good company and spectacular views of the
“Just-One”, an organisation which empowers street children in Nepal through provision of educational opportunities and which was founded by Clonakilty-native Declan Murphy 10 years ago, was one of six charities who were presented with cheques recently from the Clonakilty Charity Cycle Committee. Just-One has a support committee in Clonakilty and at the recent Charity Cycle presentation night held at the local GAA Complex, it’s Asst. Secretary Marian O’ Leary accepted
THE Christmas tree ribbon launch took place in Dunmanway on Monday and ribbons are now available in most local shops; you can also purchase these on ebay if you are abroad and wish to participate at www.ebay.ie/…/Dunmanway-Town-Christmas-…/171539868938?
Mr Eugene Hayes of Teagasc will deliver a public talk on safety on the farm in Tot’s Pub, Ballygurteen on Friday, November 21st at 8.30 pm. This talk, which is organised by Kilmeen & Castleventry Community Development Association, will deal with practical aspects of safety relating to machinery, livestock, electrics, fire, slurry tanks, construction work, etc. on the farm.
BEARA Community Games Committee is holding an information meeting om Monday, December 1st at 8pm in Twomeys, Castletownbere. Community groups, sports people, artists, writers, chess players, parents, teachers and any interested parties are invited to attend.
“Dick Barrett and the Mountjoy Executions” is the topic of next Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage lecture on Thursday’s 20th November at the Parish Centre at 8.30pm. The lecture will be delivered by Tom O’ Neill. Dick Barrett was a native of Hollyhill, Ballineen, and was a prominent IRA Volunteer who fought in the War of Independence and at the Four Courts on the Anti-Treaty side which sparked the Civil War.
Chairperson of Clonakilty Special Olympics Club, Rose Dempsey extended her thanks on behalf of the club and it’s athletes to the committee of the 2014 Clonakilty Charity Cycle at the recent presentations of cheques at the Clonakilty GAA Complex.
by Christina Cassidy Skibb Smiles Wellness Day will take place on Friday 14th of November at Cumasu Wellness Bus, Fields CarPark. All are welcome and its free entry. This is in aid of SkibbSmiles, a Youth-in-Action initiative which is dedicated to promote youth mental health run through the Skibbereen Community & Family Resource Centre. This is funded by Leargas.